The West Midlands is the name given to the sprawling and extensive conurbation of towns and suburbs surrounding the city of Birmingham. The West Midlands overflows from Birmingham into the nearby counties of Warwickshire and Staffordshire as well as flowing towards Worcestershire with Redditch.
If you are considering moving to the West Midlands, you may get completely overwhelmed over trying to decide what area is right for you. So, in this post we look at some of the possibilities, the top 10 locations to buy a house in the West Midlands.
This has been named as one of the best suburbs of Birmingham in which to live. It is said to have a lively cultural and artistic community and a lot of independent shops and cafes rather than the usual chain outlets. It is described as ‘cosmopolitan’ but inclusive.
- Sutton Coldfield
Well known for its tree lined and wide roads, extensive shopping centres and affluence, as well as the ancient and beautiful Sutton Country Park. Sutton Coldfield boasts a large secondary education college as well as an all-male and an all-female grammar school, making it an ideal area for young families. Property is sought after here and prices reflect that.
- Kings Heath
This area, after extensive restructure and landscaping over the past few decades, has become very popular as a suburb close to the city but also in its own little bubble.
- Shipton on Stour
This small town in Warwickshire, close enough to commute to the cities, but out in the countryside, is a very popular place. It is a riverside town with unique and lovely shops and pubs as well as lovely picnic sites. Ideal for commuting living or days out for the family.
This little town seems to dream of past days. It is a very quiet town, and yet close to Birmingham. Set on the canal and close to the industry and remains of industry that the Black Country is best known for. Tipton has the quietness and tranquillity of a bygone era.
Described as one of the happiest places in the region, set on good bus and train links to the city of Birmingham, but a town in its own right, Solihull borders peaceful countryside that was once described in ‘The Diary of an Edwardian Country Lady’ but has a good shopping area. It also has great links to the motorways, Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre.
This small town on the river is thriving, with new housing areas springing up among the pleasant green spaces. Lichfield is tranquil and rural but within commuting distance of Birmingham, with excellent transport links.
Redditch is another popular and happy town within commuter distance of Birmingham but set in beautiful countryside. The town enjoys the cosmopolitan side of being part of the West Midlands alongside being a rural town.
Good schools, beautifully preserved village and historic buildings and excellent schools are combined with unbeatable transport links, making this a very popular place with families as well as students at the nearby university and hospitals.
- West Bromwich
A short commute from Birmingham by tram, bus or car, West Bromwich is a small town with a lot to offer, from a major football club to beautiful parks, extensive shopping centres and a market. This is a popular town and property goes fast, so get looking for houses for sale West Bromwich and for houses to rent West Bromwich.West Bromwich is where it’s at, so don’t miss out.